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Nathan Powell: 2003 Subaru WRX

Nathan Powell fell in love with cars from a young age, partially thanks to video games like Need for Speed. When he finally got the chance, he traded his Holden Rodeo Ute for a 2003 Subaru WRX, a car he had wanted for a long time. What started off as basic modifications eventually snowballed into a full STI swap and more involved modifications. Currently, Powell has spet $40,000 in modifications, installing the majority of the parts at home.

Owner: Nathan Powell
Location: Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Vehicle: 2003 Subaru WRX
Horsepower: 300 whp
Club: Platinum Crew

SOCIAL
Facebook: Nathan Powell
Instagram: @nath_powell

Photography by Refined Media.

Nathan Powell 2003 Subaru WRX TBGLIVE4

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
Fully built 2.5l STI engine
Ported and polished heads
Semi-closed deck
Nitto I beam rods
Kings race bearings
ARP head studs
Forged crank
Forged piston crowns
Process West cold air intake (candy purple)
Larger intercooler
Peirburg 3-port boost solenoid
Samco silicone hoses
Pro Speed Racing silicone air inlet
Custom covers
vf34 ball bearing turbo
Alloy radiator
Custom paint and colouring
Perrin engine bay dress-up 

Nathan Powell 2003 Subaru WRX TBGLIVE5

EXHAUST
Custom X Force 3" turbo-back exhaust

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
Boost gauge
ECU tune

DRIVETRAIN
Subaru STI 6-speed conversion

Nathan Powell 2003 Subaru WRX TBGLIVE3

WHEELS & TIRES
Work Emotion DR9 wheels
Federal tires
Tire lettering

BRAKES
Candy Purple painted calipers
Slotted rotors

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Air Lift Performance air suspension
Whiteline strut brace

EXTERIOR
Perrin wing stabilizers
STI wing
Ewing Aero custom diffuser
STI splitters
Full underbody lip kit
Candy purple hella horn
Guards pumped and rolled
Big scoop

Nathan Powell 2003 Subaru WRX TBGLIVE7

LIGHTING
LED healights
Smoked LED taillights

INTERIOR
Custom trunk setup
Full STI interior swap

AUDIO & MOBILE ELECTRONICS
Rockford Fosgate full sound system

Nathan Powell 2003 Subaru WRX TBGLIVE10

FAVORITE MODIFICATION
Air suspension

Nathan Powell 2003 Subaru WRX TBGLIVE1

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS
"There's always something to do."

SPONSORS
Whiteline
Rockford Fosgate
E Wing Aero
Newcastle Pro Sound
Platinum Class Auto Detailing
Mishimoto

Nathan Powell 2003 Subaru WRX TBGLIVE11

SHOPS/MECHANICS
MSR
Autocraft
Newcastle Pro Sound
Platinum Class Auto

Nathan Powell 2003 Subaru WRX TBGLIVE6